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Can I File a Lawsuit in Addition to Seeking Workers’ Compensation in Vermont?

Workplace accidents in Vermont can be devastating, resulting in debilitating injuries that require substantial medical care and many missed workdays and lost wages. After a workplace accident, one of the most important ways to seek compensation is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Yet you may be frustrated that you are only permitted to seek …

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Is There a Workers’ Compensation Death Benefit?

Work is one of the most dangerous places to be. Thousands of people are injured on the job, and about a dozen people lose their lives each year in Vermont while working. Losing a loved one to a work-related accident is painful. In addition to grief, many surviving family members are left with fears about …

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Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Disputes that may Arise

Someone injured at work might never be able to return to their job. However, with additional training or education, they might transition to a different job, either within their company or in a completely different field. This will allow them to return to work and begin supporting themselves. Vocational rehabilitation is an important workers’ compensation …

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Can I Choose My Own Workers’ Comp Doctor?

It makes sense that any time you are injured or sick, you have the right to go see your own personal doctor. Unfortunately, after sustaining an injury or occupational illness at work, some employers will tell you that is not the case. Many employers will tell you that you must see a doctor of their …

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Who Pays Workers’ Compensation?

A workers’ compensation attorney is a legal representative who is knowledgeable about laws surrounding injuries or illnesses that result in the workplace. Workers’ compensation attorneys leverage their knowledge and experience to aid injured workers in securing compensatory benefits through workers’ compensation claims. A Vermont Workers’ Compensation Attorney with Larson & Gallivan Law can help you …

Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability

Knowing that you have a source of income to help meet your basic costs of living in the event that you are injured and unable to work can be an incredible relief. That’s why understanding your insurance options — both privately and through your employer — and ensuring that you’re protected should you be rendered …

What is workers compensation insurance?

Workers compensation insurance is a form of insurance covering illness or injury that is caused by work.   In Vermont all employers are required by law to have workers compensation insurance. Workers compensation insurance is obtained and paid for by the employer. The cost of workers compensation insurance to the employer is based on the …

How To Calculate Workers Compensation in Vermont

The amount of the weekly check you get for worker’s compensation should be about the same as what you were taking home while you were working. But it’s kind of complicated to figure out. You first have to figure out your “Average Weekly Wage,” and then you calculate your “Weekly Compensation Rate.” Don’t worry, I’ll …

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